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Prospect Editor and political analyst Bronwen Maddox on UK politics, ISIS and the outlook for the West

Bronwen Maddox, former Foreign Affairs Editor of the Times and now Editor of London-based Prospect magazine analyses the nexus between finance, geopolitics and security.

Recently returned from the US where she interviewed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (pictured above), Bronwen speaks to Chartwell’s Alex Hickman about the legacy of the Scottish referendum and the outlook for the UK 2015 General Election; the US-led coalition against ISIS and its prospects for success; and what ISIS and the situation in Ukraine means for global security and the global economy.

For more information on how to book Bronwen Maddox as a speaker for your conference or client event, please contact Alex Hickman at alex@chartwellspeakers.com or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

Ian Bremmer, a leading speaker on global risk, reviews lessons learnt from emerging markets

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Ian Bremmer, an acclaimed author, speaker and expert on global risk, discussed the “rise of the rest” in the New Statesmen, asking what emerging markets can tell us about the world today.

Ian describes how emerging markets have become a lifeline for the global economy, as they are expected to continue to emerge, providing much-needed global growth and leadership. However, Ian notes that “they are struggling through severe growing pains, and for many of them the pain outweighs the gain.”

“Not so long ago, Brazil and Turkey were considered best-in-class developing countries. Russia’s interventions in Ukraine have driven its economy into a tailspin, but Mexico, despite slowing growth, continues its march towards developed-world status. Finally, China’s uncertain future provides the world’s most important question mark.”

So why did these countries rise together, and why are they now heading in such different directions? Ian believes that “given that developing countries face vastly different challenges with vastly different capacities to respond, we must stop thinking of them as members of a single club.” He goes on to look closely at the stories of Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, Turkey and China, to elucidate why some economies are faltering in “the rise of the rest.”

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To find out more about Ian Bremmer, or to book him as a speaker, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leovbq@chartwellpartners.co.uk or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Just back from another trip to China, leading economist Jim O’Neill believes the world’s second biggest economy is in good shape

Jim O’Neill, the creator of the BRICs acronym and former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, argues that China’s slowing growth rate is part of China’s plan to put its economic growth on a more sustainable trajectory. Writing in The Daily Telegraph shortly after his trip, he concludes that “while China’s slower growth is for real, most of it has occurred as a result of government policies as part of their shift to focusing on a better quality of growth and not just growth for the sake of it.” Read Jim’s full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10205197/China-is-not-due-a-hard-landing.html

 

Dr. Parag Khanna: Leading voice on the nexus between international affairs, economics and technology

Good to hear from geo-political commentator Parag Khanna, who is as busy as ever! Topics he is currently talking about include:
• The Future of Globalization: Strategic Trends, Economic Competition & Technological Innovation – Parag gives an insightful look at the foundations of the future world order including: the new geopolitical marketplace emerging with the rise of China, India, Brazil and Russia, the competitive geo-economic environment and how the rise of ‘geo-technology’ and ‘smart cities’ will re-shape the global balance of innovation.
• Collective Leadership in a Turbulent Age – Using his multi-disciplinary training and scenario-planning expertise, Parag explains the chain reactions that produce unpredictable ‘black swan’ events and how to cope with vulnerability. He offers a new global agenda in which all organizations collaborate in dynamic public-private combinations to address the challenges of economic uncertainty, political instability, and socioeconomic stress.
• Billions of People, Trillions of Dollars: How Asia Will Shape the Next Decade – Now on an economic zone at a par with North America and the European Union, Asia will, in the coming decade, be the source of over $2 trillion foreign investment into other regions. Parag explains where the Asian capital is flowing and how it will shape the global economy and transform strategic relationships.
• The Global War for Talent – With over 250 million expatriates worldwide there is a new class of global citizen emerging. Attracting the best and brightest to a country, city or company requires understanding the dynamics of global labour mobility and developing a plan to gain an edge in the ‘war for talent’. Parag provides insights and case studies to help companies strategize a move up the value chain.
For more information on Parag Khanna’s speaking topics and availability please contact our London office on +44(0)20 7792 8000.

“This is not the end of BRIC growth” contends economist Jim O’Neill

Writing in the Telegraph, Jim O’Neill suggests the growing fears of dark future for BRIC economies might be overplayed. Whilst a change in US monetary policy might create tension in the short term, the long view is still good for emerging economies.

“Ultimately, their growth will depend on what they do in terms of their demographics and productivity; the Fed’s monetary policy will have very little impact.”

A fresh perspective as the situation unfolds. Click here to read on.

For more information, or to book Jim O’Neill as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Alex Hickman at alex@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8004.

Jim O’Neill in The Daily Telegraph: “China’s fortunes hold the key”

Former Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jim O’Neill’s is now writing regularly for The Daily Telegraph. Jim discussed the strong correlation between Chinese and global economic growth, and also discusses the UK’s struggle to “rediscover economic growth since 2008” which he attributes to “the persistent rise in imported commodity costs, adding to pressures on real disposable incomes.” Click here to read the article in full.

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